Courts Allow You to Appear on Zoom Without Jacket and Tie: But Should You?

Timothy Kowal, Esq.
October 25, 2021

The Los Angeles Superior Court has relaxed its dress code for attorneys making virtual court appearances, and need not wear jacket or tie. Orange County Deputy District Attorney  discusses the new rule with  and me, and we all agree: Just because the rule has changed does not mean the judges' expectations have changed.

Watch the clip here.

This clip is from the California Appellate Law Podcast episode 16, available here.

Tim Kowal helps trial attorneys and clients win their cases and avoid error on appeal. He co-hosts the Cal. Appellate Law Podcast at, and publishes a newsletter of appellate tips for trial attorneys at His appellate practice covers all of California's appellate districts and throughout the Ninth Circuit, with appellate attorneys in offices in Orange County and Monterey County. Contact Tim at or (714) 641-1232.